Webinar on STM rights reservation per Article 4 DSM – external stakeholders

Ways that STM publishers are applying rights reservation per Article 4 DSM Article 4 of the 2019 EU Directive for Copyright in the Digital Single Market

Join us for this free-to-attend STM webinar on Tuesday, July 16th at 10 am EDT, 3 pm BST, and 4 pm CEST.

STM members worked to identify ways to implement Article 4 of the EU Copyright Directive and protect academic works from scraping for TDM activities for commercial purposes – building on the TDMRep protocol developed by the W3C community group. This can also be relevant in the AI context. We will be outlining the various avenues available to publishers and features of the different mechanisms. A technical summary is available at this link.

All inquiries can be sent to art4@stm-assoc.org.

Who should attend?
We recommend technical and legal colleagues attend. There will be space for questions and answers of a practical nature; the legal and interpretation aspects will not be the subject of this webinar.


  • Technical presentation by Mitchell Bakos, American Chemical Society, Chair of the STM Art 4 working group
  • Open floor

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